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Trump praises far-right French candidate Le Pen as vote looms
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:30:17 -0400

Trump praises far-right French candidate Le Pen as vote loomsPresident Trump predicted on Friday that a deadly shooting on the famed Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris would have “a big effect” on French elections.


Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappears
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:07:30 -0400

Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappearsJoe McCarthy of Global Citizen talks about his recent journey to the remote village of Kivalina where climate change is threatening the community's very existence.


American Airlines Employee Suspended After Reportedly Hitting Woman With Stroller
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:42:00 -0400

American Airlines Employee Suspended After Reportedly Hitting Woman With StrollerThe man also reportedly almost hit the woman's child.


Police officer killed in Paris was on duty at Bataclan
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:40:49 -0400

Police officer killed in Paris was on duty at BataclanPARIS (AP) — The Paris police officer who was shot to death while at work on the French capital's most famous boulevard had seen firsthand the horror that could be carried out in the name of the Islamic State group.


Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:53:43 -0400

Ronald Reagan’s son defends O’Reilly, asks if men should ‘sue for sexual arousal’Michael Reagan speaks at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Sharron Angle in 2010. Michael Reagan, son of late President Ronald Reagan, defended disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted this week after advertisers boycotted the show en masse amid a sexual harassment scandal. The firestorm started after the New York Times revealed that O’Reilly and the network had shelled out $13 million in settlements to various women who had accused him of sexual harassment.


Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attack
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:55:35 -0400

Taliban kill 'more than 50' Afghan troops in army base attackMazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) (AFP) - Taliban militants wearing Afghan army uniforms killed at least 50 soldiers in a gun and suicide attack at a base in northern Afghanistan, the US military said, as the extremists ramp up their campaign against beleaguered government forces. Two of the attackers blew themselves up and seven were killed in the assault near Mazar-i-Sharif city on Friday which lasted several hours and targeted soldiers at a mosque and dining facility, the Afghan defence ministry said. A US military spokesman said "more than 50" Afghan soldiers were killed in the attack claimed by the Taliban, while Afghan officials put the death toll at eight with 11 wounded.


Lyrids 2017: When And How To See The Lyrids Meteor Shower
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:40:03 -0400

Lyrids 2017: When And How To See The Lyrids Meteor ShowerThe Lyrids meteor shower will be best visible this weekend.


ABC News visits cabin where alleged abductor Tad Cummins was arrested
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:46:13 -0400

ABC News visits cabin where alleged abductor Tad Cummins was arrestedAuthorities arrested Tad Cummins after finding him with his 15-year-old former student, Elizabeth Thomas, at a cabin in Cecilville, CA.


Best animal friendships
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:20 -0400

Best animal friendshipsThey really are friends fur-ever! These adorable animals have struck up the most unlikely friendships in the animal kingdom. From a pig and a cat to a baby goat and a dog, these are companions you never thought you’d see.


Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:34:50 -0400

Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detentionPresident Donald Trump on Friday welcomed back to the United States Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker whose release from jail in Egypt was sought by Trump when he met Egypt's president early this month. Trump and his aides had engaged in behind-the-scenes diplomatic efforts to gain her freedom after attempts by the previous Obama administration failed.


Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On Video
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:44:09 -0400

Flight Attendant Suspended After Confrontation On VideoWitnesses say the flight attendant ripped the baby stroller out of a mother’s hands — striking the woman and nearly striking the child — leading to the conflict.


Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:25:07 -0400

Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearingFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as he was ushered into a cramped courtroom for his first appearance before a judge.


IS claims deadly attack on FSB office in Russia
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:13:04 -0400

IS claims deadly attack on FSB office in RussiaThe Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Friday on an office of Russia's main domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, in the country's far east, a US-based monitoring group said. According to the text translated into English by the SITE monitoring group, the source said an IS "fighter" attacked an FSB office in Khabarovsk, killing three people and wounding others. Russian officials say two people were killed in the incident -- an FSB employee and a civilian.


Man who made his living killing African wildlife gets eaten by African wildlife
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:00:29 -0400

Man who made his living killing African wildlife gets eaten by African wildlife

Scott Van Zyl made his living taking wealthy clients on "safaris" for the sole purpose of bringing home trophies like leopards, zebras, wildebeests and even lions. Now, investigators in Zimbabwe believe that Van Zyl ended up on the wrong end of the predator-prey relationship, and DNA tests have confirmed that he was attacked, killed, and eaten by crocodiles while on a hunting trip.

Van Zyl, who ran SS Pro Safaris, offered specials for hunters to spend a week or more on his hunting lands which border nature preserves, with the promise of killing up to seven different species for $9,000. He also offered other hunting expeditions with targets like elephants and giraffes, though specifics for those, including prices, aren't listed on the company's site. Photos of clients holding the bodies of several rare species are posted on Van Zyl's site, along with the motto "Stop whining, go hunting."

The circumstances surrounding his death are spotty, but reports suggest that Van Zyl and a second hunter and a pack of dogs. The two men split up, choosing to travel on foot alone, but when the dogs returned to the base camp without Van Zyl, his companion knew something was wrong.

His footprints were tracked to a riverbank where searchers found his backpack as well as several large Nile crocodiles. Authorities killed the crocs after getting clearance to do so and subsequently discovered human remains inside the stomach of one of them. Tests of the remains matched Van Zyl. The incident is just one of a handful of fatal crocodile attacks tallied so far in 2017 alone.


Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions?
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:55:00 -0400

Why Would Congress Bail Out Miners’ Pensions?For decades, being a coal miner has come with a deal: Work in dangerous, unpleasant conditions for years, and in exchange, get lifelong health-care benefits and a decent pension. Now, though, part of that deal is jeopardy, as the funds that provide those benefits have dwindled.


Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 15:26:21 -0400

Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral homeBRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's body was taken to a funeral home in his Connecticut hometown Saturday, two days before his family holds a private funeral.


Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: Pence
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:13:33 -0400

Peaceful outcome for Korean peninsula still possible: PenceBy Roberta Rampton and Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula can still be achieved peacefully because of Washington's new engagement with China, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday, despite growing fears North Korea could soon conduct a new nuclear test. South Korea is on heightened alert ahead of another important anniversary in the reclusive North that could be the trigger for a new nuclear test or launch of ballistic missiles, with a large concentration of military hardware massed on both sides of the border. Tensions have risen sharply in recent months after Pyongyang conducted two nuclear weapons tests last year and carried out a steady stream of ballistic missile tests in defiance of United Nations resolutions and sanctions.


14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:08:00 -0400

14-Year-Old Allegedly Shot In The Head By Teenage Boys Makes Remarkable Recovery: 'I Am Tougher Than A Bullet'The boys could be tried as adults, according to reports.


Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 more
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:29:33 -0400

Arkansas conducts first execution since 2005, plans 3 moreVARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976.


Missing Tennessee teen to return home, teacher charged with kidnapping: family
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:53:54 -0400

Missing Tennessee teen to return home, teacher charged with kidnapping: familySpeaking on ABC News' Good Morning America program Friday morning from Tennessee, Anthony Thomas, the girl's father, said he was looking forward to seeing Elizabeth later in the day when officials fly her back. Sheriff deputies in Siskiyou County on Thursday rescued Thomas and arrested Tad Cummins, 50, a former teacher at her school in Maury County, Tennessee, from a cabin near Yreka, California, about 60 miles (100 km) south of the Oregon border.



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